Sunday 15 September 2019

Boland's Mills redevelopment moves closer with contractor set for July

A rendering of the planned Boland’s Quay development
A rendering of the planned Boland’s Quay development

Peter Flanagan

The redevelopment of the Boland's Mills site has moved a step closer after it emerged that the receiver running the site - Savills - plan to have a contractor appointed by the end of July.

Speaking at the launch of the Boland's Quay development as it will be known, Savills' Mark Reynolds said the contractor appointment is expected to come through with a view to being on-site at the beginning of September.

Planning for the development of Boland's Quay, which is situated at the iconic Boland's Mill site in Dublin's docklands, was approved last July.

Significant progress has been made on advancing the project which is due for completion in 2018. Demolition works to remove the existing silos are well underway and due for completion in June 2016. In addition, a specialist conservation contractor will be appointed by the end April to restore the existing protected mill buildings on site which will be converted for commercial and residential use.

Designed by Dublin architects Burke Kennedy Doyle, Boland's Quay will provide 397,000 sq ft of office, residential, retail and cultural space. The development will also involve the development of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock. When complete, Boland's Quay will accommodate up to 2,500 workers.

JLL and Lisney are acting as letting agents for the development.

Michael Cleary from the Boland's Quay Development Group commented: "The SDZ fast-track planning scheme introduced by Dublin City Council has enabled us to advance this project in a very short period of time and the project delivery team are progressing full steam ahead with the development. On completion in 2018 this significant construction project will become a landmark office development in the resurgent Dublin Docklands area."

Sunday Independent

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